John Buck is an expert in the synthesis of Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, Sociocracy & Agile (BOSSA Nova) and President of GovernanceAlive. His clients span the globe and include plastics manufacturers, colleges and universities, long-term care facilities, co-housing groups, NGOs and ;-) also software companies. By guiding clients in “rewiring” their basic power structure he helps them toward greater efficiency and increased employee engagement. His background as a former large IT project manager makes him particularly adept at helping tech teams integrate this social technology to improve systems. The co-author of two books, John Buck wrote We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy, along with co-authored with Sharon Villines, and in February 2018 published Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy: Survive & Thrive on Disruption with co-author Jutta Eckstein. John has led many training workshops and sociocracy implementation projects for a variety of companies and organizations. John’s extensive global work has included a project with Fujitsu’s Advanced Software Lab to develop Weaver, software that helps meetings go better – in-person, online, and asynchronously. John has traveled to many countries to encourage the development of BOSSA nova through training, consultation, and presentations at conferences. He has also presented as a TEDx speaker: https://bit.ly/2IdpVCE. In a related initiative, he supports Governance From Below, Inc., a charitable nonprofit that promotes neighbourocray, especially the Provisional World Children's Parliament, www.wcp.earth.